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Fishing Buddy

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 286,201 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 7,531,945 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/28/2014
  • Created 09/30/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4j
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About Fishing Buddy

Fishing Buddy

A fishing addon that keeps track of the fish you catch and helps manage your fishing gear.

- Double-click fishing
- Supports the new WoW "fish without a pole" feature
- Bring out your fishing pets! Drink heavily!
- 'Fish Watcher' lets you see the fish you've caught here before (or the fish that you've caught in the current session)
- Display your current skill level and the time since you started fishing
- Choose your fishing outfit and change into it easily
- Support for automatically adding a lure to your fishing pole
- Support for tracking 'cycle fish' such as the Nightfin Snapper so you know when to go looking for them

Example commands:
/fishingbuddy or /fb
toggle the display of the Fishing Buddy window
/fb help
print the list of Fishing Buddy commands
/fb switch
wear your chosen fishing outfit, or change back

Silly stuff:
In addition to displaying the fishing bonus for your fishing outfit, it also displays your 'style points' as inferred from Draznar's Fishing FAQ (

Fishing Buddy Plugins:
Outfit Manager -
Fish Tracking --
Broker: Fishing Buddy --
Titan Panel [Fishing Buddy] --

Feel free to send comments to Sutorix=AT=hotmailDOTcom.


1. Unzip the '' file
2. If your unzip program allows you to specify a location, then unzip it into the 'Interface/AddOns' folder contained in your WoW folder (the location that WoW was installed)
3. If your unzip program doesn't let you specify the destination, then find your WoW folder (where it was installed) and drag the 'FishingBuddy' folder into the 'Interface/AddOns' folder.

VVersion 1.4j
- Make sure Nat's Hookshot is applied whenever we're doing the Lunker quest
- Use the Worm Supreme, if we need it to get over 950
- Use the latest LibTourist, and notice if we're in the Draenor zones for skill check

Version 1.4i
- One last "boolean instead of 1" error in the locations frame
- Latest version of LibTourist (hacked for 950 skill everywhere)

Version 1.4h
- Actually fix the issue with checkboxes (Curse bug #234)

Version 1.4g
- Subtle fix for checkbox handling in options, use booleans everywhere (Curse bug #234)
- Use the latest version of LibTourist
- French translation updated (thanks Dabeuliou!)

Version 1.4f
- Use the latest version of LibTourist
- Remove Outfitter failure (I may add the tooltips back in later)

Version 1.4e
- Use the latest version of LibBabble-SubZone
- Italian translation reviewed (thanks _YuSaKu_!)
- French translation updated (thanks Dabeuliou!)

Version 1.4d
- Use the latest beta of LibTourist and LibBabble-SubZone for WoD
- Update TOC

Version 1.4c
- Don't try to summon fishing pets if we're in combat
- Make sure we autoloot things that we're opening automatically
- Better handling when both Angler's Raft and Bipsi's Berg are available
- Fix for Curse bug #231 "Watcher not toggling off automatically"

Version 1.4b
- Get my act together with respect to watch window location (thanks Grizzly_UK!)

Version 1.4a
- More work on keeping the watcher visible and onscreen (using LibWindow)
- Handle version changes and per-player settings correctly
- Fix an issue with LibTourist where it doesn't check for esMX

Version 1.4
- Updated German translation (thanks DirtyHarryGermany!)
- Attempted fix for 64-bit crash bug (#227) by using PLAYER_ALIVE
- Remove invalid frame reference in watcher window (Curse #229)
- Add "/fb fishdata reset" to clear out all fish location data (#127)
- More work on the watcher frame to try and make it stay on screen all the time


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  • #2248

    Thanks for the report -- it's working for me, but I will investigate.

  • #2252

    I'm also experiencing this bug. If you need any logs or other info, just let me know.


  • #2244

    There are two types of daily quest fish that are not being tracked as such

    Sugar Minnow for Cloud Serpent Daily

    Wolf Piranha for Angler daily

  • #2242
    Fishing Buddy 1.2 Beta 4

    Better handling of fishing raft (there are enough exceptions, maybe it should be optional)

  • #2239

    Not sure if this is part of the current fixes but...

    FB appears to have a memory leak.  As you fish you can watch the memory usage go up each cast. 

    Also a simpler way to watch it go up:  Click the FB gear set, then click your normal gear set, repeat.  Memory usage goes up and up.

  • #2241

    Thanks for the report! I will look into it.


  • #2236

    Haven't been getting any errors until I downloaded todays update. Below is copied from Bugsack.

    1x FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value) FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: in function "AddSchoolFish" FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2.lua:1692: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1620>

    Locals: self = FishingBuddyRoot {  0 = <userdata> } event = "VARIABLES_LOADED" arg1 = nil _ = false name = "Fishing" FishingMode = <func> @..\FishingBuddy.lua:1346 trackedtime = 0 TRACKING_DELAY = 0.75 ShouldAutoLoot = <func> @..\FishingBuddy.lua:96 FL = <table> {  GetZoneInfo = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:740  AddTooltip = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1028  SetSkillupTable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:901  GetBaseZone = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:760  IsLinkableItem = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:521  SCHOOLS = <table> {}  GetBobberName = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:669  FishingBonusPoints = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1183  GetSlotInfo = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:435  IsFishingPool = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:579  GetBaseSubZone = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:774  GetSkillupTable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:905  HasBuff = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:218  watchBobber = true  FindNextLure = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:226  printable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:469  GetFishTooltip = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:543  GetLastTooltipText = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:688  InvokeLuring = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1138  AddSchoolName = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:598  GetLocSubZone = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:802  GetCurrentSkill = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:64  FindBestLure = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:259  GetSlotMap = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:439  IsFishingGear = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:631  IsOpenable = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1309  GetFishingLevel = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:842  CatchesAtSkill = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:910  BOBBER_NAME = "Fishing Bobber"  tablecount = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:460  GetOutfitBonus = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:1246  GetFishingSkillLine = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:853  ChatLink = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:527  SCHOOL_OIL = 5  SaveTooltipText = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:683  SetBobberName = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:665  CheckForDoubleClick = <func> @..\Libs\..\LibFishing-1.0.lua:716  GetItemPattern = <function> defi

    Everything was great until today!

  • #2237

    Fixed -- Beta 3 is up. I need something in between "all my data" and "no data" to test with :-)

  • #2235

    lost the general and fishing tabs and the onscreen fishing counter display is gone.

    3x FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value)
    FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2\FishingSchools.lua:231: in function "AddSchoolFish"
    FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy-1.2 Beta 2.lua:1692: in function <FishingBuddy\FishingBuddy.lua:1620>

    Last edited by redroach on 10/20/2012 8:27:49 PM
  • #2238

    Thanks for the report -- Beta 3 should be up shortly!

  • #2232

    Getting this on login.

    I cleared out all of the FB files (Addons and WTF) and re-installed fresh, still getting it.

    Repeats the last 2 lines a ways...


    Date: 2012-10-20 13:55:56
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...\FishingBuddy\Libs\LibFishing-1.0\LibFishing-1.0.lua line 1354:
       stack overflow

  • #2233

    What language are you using? I found a possible issue, and it was fixed in version 1.1f...


  • #2234


    I had FishingAce! installed too, turned it off, but no change.

    Looks like there may be an issue with the method not returning from the recursion.


  • #2231
    Fishing Buddy 1.2 Beta 2

    - Add "Partial Gear" option for casting. If enabled, wearing any item that has a fishing bonus will let you double click cast.
    - Add support for the Angler's Raft (still figuring out what to do about the spear)
    - Updated Traditional Chinese (zhTW) translation (thanks titanium0107!)
    - Don't include pool catches in counts (works for first time fishing in a subzone)
    - Try harder to notice that we're fishing from a pool

     I fixed some serious issues in the school code, so I may not be able to save old school data, but I am looking at it. There are still some issues with updating the current counts while fishing, but the initial watcher data leaves them out correctly.

  • #2229
    Sharpened Tuskarr Spear

    So, if you actually have this in your bags -- should FB use it automatically? Only if you're in a group? Should it be an option?

    What do you think?


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